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Did you know that a donation of just $15 can feed a family of four for a week? Or that - contrary to popular belief - the hungry people in our community and across the nation are not just the homeless? They are often employed, or live in a household with someone who is. They are the working poor who struggle to provide the daily necessities that so many of us take for granted. For the past 20 years, the Bar Association of Erie County has expressed its commitment to helping the hungry in our community through its Have-A-Heart food drive. Over the history of the drive, several tons of food and substantial financial support have been provided to the Food Bank of Western New York.

In recent years the drive has focused primarily on monetary contributions. Law firms that wish to collect non-perishable food items may also continue to do so and the Food Bank of Western New York will arrange to pick up the donated items. Please help the hungry in our community by mailing your donation to the Food Bank of Western New York, 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, New York 14206. All donors will receive written confirmation of their contribution directly from the Food Bank. The drive concludes on February 14th every year.

Questions? Contact the Food Bank of Western New York (716) 852-1305.